Today, safety is on everyone’s mind. Safety in our
office is no exception, so we want to inform you about our
infection control and sterilization procedures. Sterilization
and disinfection are given the highest priority. We treat
each patient the same, and therefore use the universal precautions
for our patients to prevent the transmission of the dreaded
HIV/AIDS virus, Hepatitis virus and other infectious diseases.
We provide the highest level of safety so that you feel comfortable
knowing these procedures are routinely performed.
our staff involved in patient care also share a very concerned
attitude in this regard. We follow a stringent Four- tier
sterilization process for our instruments. Disposables like
needles, syringes, glasses, etc. are all discarded after being
used once. Appropriate protective garb such as disposable
gloves, protective eyewear and masks are always worn when
treating patients. For surgical procedures (implants, surgery,
etc) the work surfaces are covered with sterile drapes, and
sterile gowns are worn.
All diamond and metal drills are disinfected in Korsolex
(glutaraldehyde) solution to kill all bacteria, viruses and
spores (including Hepatitis B, AIDS and tuberculosis).
The plastic instruments and trays used are also sterilized
in glutaraldehyde solution .
Infection control is one of our utmost priorities.
The Four steps sterilization protocol used for our
instruments is as follows:
Step One :
All the instruments are thoroughly washed and cleaned in an
ultrasonic cleanser and scrubbed with spirit swabs to remove
any attached debris.
The instruments are then immersed in 5% korsolex sterilizing
solution for 45 minutes for standard disinfection.
Korsolex Sterilizing Solution Offers:
(a). Complete viricidal action (including hepatitis B, HIV).
(b). Total bactericidal, fungicidal, tuberculosidal and sporisidal
(c). Lethal action against microbes, highly suitable for emergency
After cold sterilization, instruments are packed in individual
sterile packs that contain instruments, gauze, cotton rolls
and suction devices. Patients feel reassured when a new pack
is opened in front of them prior to commencement of treatment.
AUTOCLAVING (Steam under pressure) in a steam autoclave at
134 degrees centigrade is the standardized sterilization method
used in our dental office. These measures are carried out
rigorously and consistently to make sure of our patient’s
safety, as autoclaving have been shown to kill all bacteria,
viruses and spores.
The instruments are stored in a sealed sterile environment